02/02/2013 by Joan Waddell 2 Comments
FRIDAYfinds! – Mary McDonald for Schumacher
Each season, I have the pleasure of meeting with our reps
in my studio to view the newest fabrics in their lines.
|Mary McDonald for Schumacher – Chinois Palais/Lettuce|
And every once in a while, I see something that is a complete surprise…
an absolutely gorgeous, take-your-breath-away line that makes my heart flutter!
This was the case yesterday when I saw the new Spring line from
|Mary McDonald for Schumacher – Chinois Palais/ Lettuce|
This luscious linen print is designed to use as drapery panels or on upholstered walls.
It’s classic chinoiserie, a favorite of Mary McDonald, but in the fresh color palette,
it is so new!
Reminiscent of a Gracie wallcovering, it tells a story from top to bottom.
More of a mural than a fabric, it is so much more intriguing to look at.
And the rest of this Spring introduction is equally intriguing…
|Mary McDonald for Schumacher|
with coordinated fabrics in colorways like
|Mary McDonald for Schumacher Malmaison tape in Tangerine|
But the best part is the line of trims she designed!
Each one more beautiful than the other, these tapes and appliques open up a world of design possibilities/
|Mary McDonald for Schumacher Madame Wu applique|
With names like Madame Wu, Shanghai and Brighton, these appliques conjure up
images of exotic travels to far away lands.
|Mary McDonald for Schumacher room setting|
Look how fabulous the applique looks on this pillow!
Even more stunning when paired with the "Park Avenue Python" chair fabric.
or for a totally different look, create a softer tone-on-tone palette
with the dramatic backdrop of the Chinois Palais panels!
Notice the embroidered tape on the edge of the drapes. So edgy and fun.
This exciting line is described in this way,
"Blending her love of chinoiserie, color and bold patterns
Mary reinterprets traditional textile designs
in a clear and graphic style"
All I can say is…